Model in Blackface Elicits Outrage


Fashion magazine Numero released images of their 'African Queen' spread; however, rather than using a model with actual African roots, they went with 16-year old, and incredibly Caucasian, Ondria Hardin. Oh, don't worry, they covered her entire body in makeup and added some texture to her hair because, you know, that's easier than finding a black model. Sheesh.


At just 16 years old, model Ondria Hardin has already seen her fair share of scandal.

It started two years ago, when the 5-foot-10 beauty walked in Marc Jacobs’s fall show at age 14, which openly flouted the CFDA’s regulations requiring female models to be at least 16 before setting foot on a runway. “I do the show the way I think it should be, and not the way somebody tells me it should be,” Jacobs told the New York Times at the time. Read More

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